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Education: About EEP
About EEP
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Cosmic Sciences
The Challenges
- Kepler Challenge
- Brahe Challenge
- Galileo Challenge
- Sample Questions
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- Registration
- Contest Preparation
The Planetarium
The Summer Planetarium Program

The Kepler Challenge is a thirty-five question multiple-choice contest on the subject of astronomy, focusing on general knowledge and specific applications in that area. Intended for students in Grade 5 and 6, it is meant to introduce the basic concepts of astronomy as well as draw on past studies in the area of mathematics and science. This contest is designed to encourage interest in space science and challenge all students to develop skills of scientific reasoning and application.

This year's Kepler Challenge will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, though schools have the option of writing it at another time, so long as all Scantrons are submitted to the OCESS prior to the March Break. It will cost one dollar per student to register.

Topics covered by the Kepler Challenge include, but are not limited to:

  • Solar System Planets
  • Moons, Stars, Dwarf Planets, and Astronomic Regions
  • Rotations and Revolutions
  • Measurements in Space
  • Astronomic Pheonomena
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